Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Si·am (sī-ămˈ)Thailand A country of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand (formerly the Gulf of Siam), an arm of the South China Sea. Various Thai kingdoms were founded from the 13th century on, frequently coming into conflict with neighboring Burmese and Cambodian powers. Siam remained an absolute monarchy until 1932, when the king was compelled to accept a constitution, and the country was renamed Thailand in 1939. Thailand was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, and most of its numerous postwar governments were controlled by the military. Bangkok is the capital and the largest city. Population: 65,100,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Kingdom of Thailand. Its capital is Bangkok. Former name: Siam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula

Etymologies

Thai ไทย ("Thailand"), from ไท ("Tai, or 'free' via folk etymology") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TONY CARNEY, AMERICAN RESIDENT OF THAILAND: There's a concept in Thailand, in Thai culture, that doesn't even translate into the English language.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2005

  • THAKSIN SHINAWATRA, PRIME MINISTER THAILAND: Thailand does not expect anything from international, except the understanding and the cooperation.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2005

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on Friday at a fortified barricade that forms the protesters 'front line amid fears of new violence after a series of deadly grenade attacks.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • THAILAND - Tensions remain high in Thailand as police confronted "Red Shirt" protesters on

    WN.com - Photown News

  • BANGKOK, THAILAND -- (Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - Thailand expects its auto parts industry to grow as demand for vehicles and auto parts increase in South East Asia.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • LANG SUAN, THAILAND - The Gulf of Thailand meets the shoreline here in a series of palm - fringed crescents, some populated with darkly tanned fishermen, others covered with little but sand and gently lapping waves.

    NYT > Home Page

  • PATTAYA, THAILAND, February 05, 2010/24-7PressRelease/-- Travellers staying in Thailand hotels this year may like to experience the Pattaya Festival.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • THAILAND pitsuwan, his excellency dr surin Pitsuwan is the secretary general of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and a former foreign minister of Thailand.

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  • BANGKOK, THAILAND: A Russian businessman dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly arming dictators and warlords said Friday (6 March) there is no proof showing he's the world's biggest arms dealer and accused the U.S. of pressuring Thailand to extradite him.

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  • BANGKOK, THAILAND: Thailand offered Saturday (24 Jan) to host a regional conference to prevent the mass migration _ and resulting suffering _ of refugees after the Thai navy was accused of brutally mistreating boat people from Bangladesh.

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